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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Reviewing the Review

By Cynthia Ruchti Why do people write reviews? • They want to help spread the word about a great book. • They have been asked to give an honest review about a new book by the publishing house or publicist, … Continue reading

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Have You Considered a Launch Team?

by Ian Acheson Over the last two years there has been an increase in authors establishing teams of readers, or a Launch Team, to assist in the launch process. I’ve been a member of a few such teams for authors … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference in Indy

Have you registered for conference yet? Join the fun today! www.acfw.com/conference

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Christianity’s Greatest Ally…Science??

by Jim O’Shea From particle physics, to evolutionary science, cosmology, and quantum mechanics, science continues to lend credence to the Bible account of creation and the universe we live in. Archaeology has also done its part as well over the … Continue reading

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Movies That Inspired Me

by Ruth A. Douthitt I grew up in the 1970s as a “child of the television age”. Most families had more than one TV set in the house and had it turned on all day long…even during dinner! I grew … Continue reading

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Purpose in Pain

by Jennifer Sienes I lack imagination. A bold confession for a writer, wouldn’t you say? It’s true. That’s why I don’t do fantasy-don’t write it, read it, or watch it. “What do you mean you’ve never seen Lord of the … Continue reading

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GMC. And the greatest of these is: Conflict

by Maureen Lang There have been countless books, blogs and workshops devoted to the topic of conflict, mainly because of the three biggies in fiction writing, Goal, Motivation and Conflict, the greatest of these is conflict. Without conflict, the goals … Continue reading

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Writing Advice in Old Fashioned Dishwashing

by Tamara D. Fickas Today my sweet grandmother is having a birthday. Grandma is an amazing woman. Early in life, she married a farming man, and together they raised thirteen children in a three-bedroom farmhouse. Life wasn’t easy for them … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons Why You Should Attend ACFW’s National Conference

by Pam Meyers Since ACFW’s first national conference 2002 in Kansas City, MO, I have not missed one conference. I’ve watched it start out in a Kansas City hotel with 100 attendees (including the presenters) to well over 600 attendees … Continue reading

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New Releases: July 2013

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Children’s Books: The Blessings Jar: A Story About Being Thankful by Colleen Coble Alexa Grace is having a bad day, but then Grandma arrives with … Continue reading

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